This ain’t your mama’s bowling alley. Or your daddy’s racetrack, for that matter. In a new generation of uses for formerly bustling sports venues, the medical marijuana business has taken root. Entrepreneurs began repurposing industrial sites into budding grow operations after medical marijuana became legal in Colorado as a result...
Colorado Springs City Council unanimously approved three new ordinances Tuesday that are aimed at more tightly regulating the local medical marijuana industry and the businesses that comprise it. The trio of resolutions (No. 17-848, No. 17-850 and No. 17-00018) came before council during its regular session at City Hall and...
The city of Colorado Springs will commit “economic suicide” if councilors approve a six-month moratorium on new or expanding medical marijuana grows and dispensary changes on second reading during next week’s City Council meeting, said a local attorney familiar with marijuana law. “It’s free money, but yet we have more...
The argument regarding retail marijuana rages on in Colorado Springs, fueled most recently by an economic study paid for by cannabis advocacy group, Citizens for Safer Neighborhoods, which showed tens of millions of dollars in tax revenue would be generated in the city if recreational marijuana sales were allowed. The...
Bathing in taxes collected from marijuana sales, Pueblo County expects to put some of those dollars to work on public infrastructure projects, as well as to fund the world’s first college scholarship program created from marijuana taxes. So far this year, Pueblo County has collected $729,000 in taxes from all...
More than 20 years ago, traveling from New Hampshire to California, Jason Wells stopped in Denver to visit a friend. As is the story for many transplants to Colorado, Wells fell in love with the state, the weather, the people, and says he’s “still visiting.” He earned his bachelor’s degree, law degree and a master […]
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The El Paso County Board of Commissioners will decide Oct. 5 whether to renew the license of New Age Medical, a medical marijuana dispensary on the city’s far east side. That might seem like a simple process, but it’s anything but when the business has committed a violation. For instance,...
A bipartisan Senate bill will tap the expertise of the Institute of Cannabis Research at CSU Pueblo to develop marijuana tracking technology for the state. SB18-029 “Development of Marijuana Tracking Technology,” sponsored by Sen. Kent Lambert and Sen. Leroy Garcia with Rep. Dan Pabon and Rep. Yeulin Willett, was introduced Jan. 10. “The intent of this […]
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City to form task force Ordinance 15-79 passed a second reading by Colorado Springs City Council Tuesday. Via a 6-3 vote, the new law will place a six-month moratorium on the approval of new medical marijuana businesses, which include dispensaries, commercial grow operations and infused product manufacturers. Councilors Bill Murray, Jill...
Discussions focus on caregiver model Some Colorado Springs residents are exploiting a loophole in the state’s primary caregiver model for medical marijuana — and local officials believe they could be violating the city’s code. At least that was the consensus following the City Council-appointed Marijuana Task Force’s first meeting last week. After...
Emerald Fields opened at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, in the former home of Wild Ginger Thai on Manitou Avenue, becoming the second recreational marijuana dispensary to open in Manitou Springs. A small crew worked on final flourishes to the building's newly painted exterior while more than 20 employees welcomed a gradual...
Each serving of recreational and medicinal marijuana that comes in an edible product could soon have its own warning label, thanks to the latest round of regulations under consideration by Colorado lawmakers. The Legislature is considering ways to label edible products — sodas, candy, popcorn, granola bars — to bolster...